The Miracle of Birth Center is celebrating its 15th year and is staffed by volunteer veterinarians from the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association, veterinary students from the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at the University of Minnesota, and members of the National FFA organization. This display, the most popular attraction at the fair, educates the public on the vital role that animal agriculture and veterinary medicine plays in the state of Minnesota. With live births and newborn farm animals, including cows, pigs, chicks, sheep and ducks,
the display highlights the importance of animals to our economy, health, and quality of life.
Volunteers are needed to answer questions and help in the birthing process. Many of your clients visit this exhibit, and they would be excited to see "their" veterinarian at work. This is also an excellent opportunity for large animal veterinarians to interact with students and the public, and recruit them into the large animal field. Each year our volunteers remark that this is an experience they will never forget!
Many interesting activities throughout the Fair will happen within the Nursery of Knowledge. This is the educational area within the exhibit. We will have presenters educating on Veterinary Chiropractic, Equine Dentistry and Urban Chicken Farming. VetCamp Volunteers presenting on "So You Want to Become a Vet" and a continuous looping of videos on cesarean section and veterinary diagnostic procedures and "A Day in the Life of a Veterinarian". Come check out this great addition to the exhibit!
Thursday, August 27, through Monday, September 7, 2015.
THANK YOU to our 2014 Volunteers!! We wouldn't have the most popular Free exhibit at the State Fair
your time and expertise!!!
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To volunteer call the MVMA office or download the form below, fill it out, and fax or mail to the MVMA office:
Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association
101 Bridgepoint Way, Suite 100
South St. Paul, MN 55075
Volunteer Training Videos
For a Volunteer Press Release you can send to your local papers click here
Volunteer Press Release
Please also review the volunteer communication information below. Additional questions may be asked the day of the fair.